La Capital by Dellekamp

La Capital by Dellekamp

La Capital, a restaurant designed by architects Dellekamp, opened in Mexico City this week.

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The tall, narrow building has a glass facade at street level, below a patterned screen and opaque concrete facade concealing the entertainment venue above.

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Photographs by Iwan Baan.

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Here's some text from Dellekamp:

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La Capital
2008

La Capital has infused a modern twist on the cantina while evoking its spirit through the volumetric qualities of the tall, narrow space inside.

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The elements within it are organized functionally, with all the utilities and service spaces pushed to one edge to allow the rest of the space to be free.

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The entire building is compressed into a single volume, allowing the kitchen to spill out onto a back terrace. The slope created by the parking ramp is reflected in the restaurant above, where it becomes a series of seats that break up the single space, making these a place of observation and exhibition.

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The openness of the space makes it a place to see and be seen, and it allows for connectivity. 
This idea is also reflected on this screen that makes up the middle portion of the facade, which follows a recognizable pattern that has been transformed through the augmentation of its scale and proportion. Above, it seems to support a heavy, solid mass. Below this is a window where the occupants become part of the facade as a moving, ever-changing window display.

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Program: Bar/Entertainment venue
Location:Col. Condesa, Mexico D.F., Mexico
Status: Built
 Architectural
Project: Dellekamp Arquitectos - Derek Dellekamp, Hector Zeivy
Project Leader: Aisha Ballesteros
Team: Tania Guerrero, Ignacio Mendez, Jachen Schleich
Photography: Iwan Baan

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